Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Committee Member

Paul E. Meacham

Number of Pages



The Hispanic component of the student body at the Community College of Southern Nevada was the primary focus of this study, which spanned a three-year period of time. Statistics regarding the enrollment and academic success of Hispanic students were collected and analyzed. Particular attention was given to the impact of the state of Nevada's recent Millennium Scholarship Program (MSP) on the Hispanic student population. Enrollment and success of Hispanic students were secondarily compared to that of other student ethnic components; The study, which followed two cohorts of students, found that Hispanic students in both cohorts who participated in the MSP persisted at higher rates than Hispanic students who were not participants in the MSP. Hispanic MSP students were additionally found to persist at higher rates than African Americans and Asian MSP students; Significant findings of this study involved Hispanic MSP student enrollment into non-occupational courses, the enrollment of Hispanic MSP students into non-occupational courses by gender, and Hispanic MSP student enrollment into non-occupational courses as compared to Hispanic non-MSP students. Significance was also found between Hispanic MSP and other minority MSP students in regard to enrollment into non-occupational courses. The first and last semester grade point averages of Hispanic MSP students versus Hispanic non-MSP students was significant for both cohorts.


Community College Of Southern Nevada; Hispanic; Millennium; Millennium Scholarship Program; Persisters; Program; Scholarship

Controlled Subject

Community colleges; School management and organization; Ethnology--Study and teaching

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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